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Blood Transfusion Update

Updated: 12/30/2003 - Last February the generous donations of the public saved the life of a new mother who needed 120 pints of blood. Here are her words.

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Kemper County Swearing-In

Updated: 12/30/2003 - Wednesday, Kemper County Sheriff Sam Tisdale will be sworn into office.

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Drug Courts

Updated: 12/29/2003 - Making the penalty fit the crime; one local judge wants to impliment a plan that he says will do that, plus save taxpayers money.

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Hunting Accident

Updated: 12/29/2003 - A hunting accident in west Alabama has left one man fighting for his life.

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Swearing-In

Updated: 12/29/2003 - The newly elected sheriff of Neshoba County will be sworn into office Tuesday.

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Church Burglary

Updated: 12/29/2003 - "Somewhat strange" is how investigators are describing a burglary at a Philadelphia church.

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Crime on the Rise

Updated: 12/28/2003 - According to authorities, crime is on rise in Meridian, Lauderdale County and surrounding areas.

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Clark to Visit Mississippi

Updated: 12/28/2003 - Democratic presidential contender Wesley Clark is scheduled to stop in Jackson on Monday.

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The AP's Top 10 News Stories in Mississippi

Updated: 12/28/2003 - Mississippi's top story in 2003 was the election of Haley Barbour as governor. The Associated Press and member organization rank the top 10 news stories in the state.

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Two Deadly Fires in One Week

Updated: 12/27/2003 - The Meridian Fire Department is still investigating the cause of two fatal fires in just one week. As a result the fire department wants to stress the importance of fire safety.

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Mash Bash 2003

Updated: 12/27/2003 - Blood supplies are critically low going into the 7th annual Mash Bash. Organizers are hopping for a record turnout.

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Fire Units Called Out

Updated: 12/26/2003 - Meridian firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire late Friday afternoon.

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Remembering Tragedy, Friendship

Updated: 12/26/2003 - Two soldiers who fought side by side in the Vietnam War were reunited after three decades.

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Inmate Appeals to Highest Court

Updated: 12/26/2003 - A man convicted of burglary in Scott County is appealing his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Trade Act May Mean More Benefits

Updated: 12/26/2003 - Former employees of Avery Dennison, including those who were leased from Adecco may be eligible for extended benefits.

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Kwanzaa Celebrated

Updated: 12/26/2003 - The African American holiday, Kwanzaa, continues through Jan. 1.

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SBC Exiting Alliance

Updated: 12/26/2003 - The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to withdraw from the Baptist World Alliance.

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Board Considers Math Change

Updated: 12/26/2003 - The Mississippi Board of Education will consider a proposal to make geometry optional rather than a mandatory requirement for high school graduation.

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Timber May Be Recovering

Updated: 12/26/2003 - Mississippi's timber industry may be stabilizing after several tough years.

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Holiday Shopping

Updated: 12/26/2003 - The day after Christmas means big sales for shoppers and merchandise exchanges for retailers.

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Census Report: Minority Population Up

Updated: 12/26/2003 - The 2000 Census revealed that in meridian for the first time there were more minority residents than white residents. Is it a trend?

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Working on Christmas

Updated: 12/26/2003 - Dec. 25 wasn't a holiday for everyone. Hospitals, fire departments and police stations were among the many places that have to stay open on no matter what.

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Poultry vs. Beef

Updated: 12/24/2003 - The chicken industry could benefit from the nation's first case of mad cow disease.

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Alabama Pushes for Malvo Trial

Updated: 12/24/2003 - Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo could soon be tried in Alabama for a fatal Montgomery shooting linked to the Washington-area sniper deaths.

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